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Lecture - Current Challenges in Vietnam

Event: 
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

From today's inbox:

"Current Challenges in Vietnam: Select Examples and Their Historical Roots"
 February 16, 7:30 PM
Olympia Center, 222 Columbia

Professor Christoph Giebel, from the University of Washington, will focus on Vietnam since 1986 when it undertook a dramatic policy change and began its reform and opening policy (Doi Moi). Among the issues Professor Giebel will treat in depth are authoritarianism, religious and other freedoms, national identity in a post-war and globalizing world, the environment and continuing legacies of the war, and China and resurgent nationalism around marine disputes.

Professor Giebel, Associate Professor of International Studies and History,  teaches widely on Asian, Southeast Asian, and Vietnamese histories, as well as the Vietnam Wars. He is the author of Imagined Ancestries of Vietnamese Communism: Ton Duc Thang and the Politics of History and Memory (2004).

Sponsored by the Olympia World Affairs Council. www.olympiawac.org

Volunteer To End Homelessness: Training

Event: 
Tue, 02/21/2012 - 2:00pm - Sat, 02/25/2012 - 10:00am

SideWalk, the advocacy and support center for homeless adults in our area, is hosting a training February 21rst and 23rd from 2-5, ending Saturday the 25th from 10-5. This is the basic training that qualifies volunteers for service at SideWalk, CYS's Rosie's Place, and the Family Shelter at Family Support Center. All information and volunteer applications can be found here: http://help.walkthurston.info/. Please help us spread the word!

Olympia Community School Annual Open House

Event: 
Sun, 03/04/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for Olympia Community School's annual Open House on Sunday March 4 from 1:00 to 3:00. OCS is now enrolling for 2012/2013 school year in our 2-year kindergarten program for kids ages 4 - 6,  combined 1st/2nd grade class, and combined 3rd, 4th, 5th grade class. Learn more about our unique approach to elementary education. Created in 1973, OCS is a secular, independent and progressive K through 5 school. OCS offers individualized teaching in a positive, collaborative and cooperative setting; our teachers create their own curriculum with input from the students; and assesments for the student on their skill development, rather than grades. There is a strong focus on the child's individual learning style and adjusting the teaching to support and encourage the child to understand how they learn and celebrate their style and skills. We teach non-violent communication, and focus hands-on learning on theme-based and art-infused curriculum. OCS offers small class sizes and a loving, nurturing environment. We have frequent field trips related to the current theme and for community service.

Location: Centrally located on the corner of North Street and Henderson Blvd. 1601 North Street SE, Olympia WA.

More info: 360-866-8047 box 1, info@olympiacommunityschool.org or www.olympiacommunityschool.org

 

Fourth Annual Olympia Old Time Music Festival

Event: 
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 7:00pm - Sun, 02/19/2012 - 3:00pm

www.olyoldtime.org   General Info: festy2012@olyoldtime.org

All events happen at the Olympia Ballroom (inside the Urban Onion building), 116 Legion Way SE (between Capitol Way & Washington Street)

Thursday, February 16th   “Festival Teaser Square Dance”

With The Grizzle Grazzle Tune Snugglers,  Caller: Gabe Strand

When: 7-10pm  Cost: $5, included in Weekend Pass


Friday, February 17th

Workshops: Fiddle, Banjo, Clogging, Dance Calling, Shapenote Singing, Jamming

12pm - 5pm  Cost: FREE

“Opening Event Concert”

Where: The Olympia Ballroom (2nd floor of the Urban Onion)

Bands: Hokum Bunk and Malarkey, Nettle Honey

When: 7pm-11pm  Cost: $10, included in Weekend Pass, 12 & under free.

Afterparty: Jamming til the wee hours of the morning!


Saturday, February 18th

Workshops: Fiddle, Banjo, Dance, Ukulele, Sound, and more!

 12pm - 5pm, FREE

“Culminary Square Dance”

Peckin' Out Dough - Caroline Oakley calling
Atlas Stringband - Tony Mates calling

When: 7-11pm,  Cost: $10, included in Weekend Pass, 12 & under free.

 Afterparty: Jamming til the wee hours of the morning!


Sunday, February 19th

Cabaret: 3-5pm

 

Medicinal Mushrooms workshop

Event: 
Thu, 02/09/2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Although many people here in the US are only just beginning to learn about them, medicinal mushrooms such as reishi, maitake, chaga and many others have a rich history of use by human beings in many places all over the world for thousands of years.

In this presentation we'll examine the role these unique fungi play in the ecology of our planet, and explore how their function in nature relates to their ability to benefit human beings. We'll also discuss some of the incredibly therapeutic components that make these particular fungi so very beneficial for us. There will a variety of different species of dried medicinal fungi on hand as well as a demonstration on how to make both teas and tinctures from them, so you'll come away with a working knowledge of how simple and easy it is to make your own healing medicinal mushroom based remedies and elixirs in the comfort of your own home.

If you've ever wanted to expand your knowledge about mycomedicinals, please come to this one-of-a-kind workshop to learn more about these extraordinary herbs!


Lecture Hall 3

The Evergreen State College

Free to TESC students/faculty

$5 for general public

Imhoff and Triffleman on Food Politics

Event: 
Wed, 02/22/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE - Pie Fest 2012 is February 18!

Event: 
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Come to Pie Fest 2012 and help support the Thurston County Food Bank.

Show off your mad pie baking skills but first be sure to read the contest rules here or get them by e-mailing olybakers@gmail.com.

Win prizes donted by local merchants.

If you don't want to bake just show up and eat pie, $3 or 3 cans of food per slice.

Second Set of Food Summit Follow-up Meetings - Rescheduled

From today's inbox -

The Food Summit follow-up meetings that were cancelled last week due to the weather have  been rescheduled for Saturday, February 18th.
 
The meetings will still be held at the Tumwater Timberland Regional  Library, and the schedule remains unchanged:
 
10:15am-12:15pm – Vibrant Farms
12:30-2:30pm – Sustainable Ecosystems
2:45-4:45pm – Thriving Local Economies

Second Set of Food Summit Follow-up Meetings - Rescheduled

Event: 
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 10:15am - 4:45pm

From today's inbox -

The Food Summit follow-up meetings that were cancelled last week due to the weather have  been rescheduled for Saturday, February 18th.
 
The meetings will still be held at the Tumwater Timberland Regional  Library, and the schedule remains unchanged:
 
10:15am-12:15pm – Vibrant Farms
12:30-2:30pm – Sustainable Ecosystems
2:45-4:45pm – Thriving Local Economies

Laughter Yoga at Laughing Yogi Center

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      Wednesdays
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      6:00pm until 7:00pm
    • 317 4th Ave [Between Jake's & the Gyro Spot]
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    Laugh away the winter blues with a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader in the heart of downtown Olympia.
    Suggested donation $4-$8. No one turned away for lack of funds.
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